Travel Blogs from Paris
... we passed by and entered another much older church St. Pierre de Montmartre. This church was consecrated in 1147 and was built on the site of an ancient roman temple to Mars. Four of the ancient columns from that temple have been used as part of the structure for the church. It is from this temple that the area gets its name ( Mont Martis ). We followed curving rue Lapic down the hill towards place ...
Today we saw all of the sites listed for this post. It is currently almost 1:00 am when I am typing this. We just returned from a cruise of the Seine and a close up viewing of the Eiffel Tower.
We took lots of pictures today. Saw a lot of sites.
But we are going ...
... the lounge where we collected our picnic baskets and started to trek up the hill. It was still raining and it was cold, muddy, rocky and slippery. Haha what could we do but just go on. Poor Jordyn was struggling with her moon boot, but **** I was struggling let alone having that thing on. If we knew it was going to be sooo rocky and slippery we wouldn't have even bothered. We finally made it although it wasn't the correct spot but we all just thought "stuff ...
... started (can't think of anything worse to be honest). So after saying our goodbyes, to Al and the other two legends (Ben and Korbs), who I have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with over the past three days, started one of my worst traveling performances to date. It all started at the train station, where I had trouble buying a ticket. After that, I had no troubles getting on to the train but that's where it all started to go south. Little did I know, I was supposed to change over at ...
... Tower. Slowly down to ground level and walked right around the magnificent Arc noting the brilliant stone carvings and the eternal flame.
Walked down the Champs Elysees noting the expensive shops and amazed to see so many new car dealerships on the main drag. Surprised by a heavy Police presence on one of the street corners - as though they might be expecting trouble...
Pleased to come across Paris' Christmas lights display and their Christmas ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Pantheon Paris
Were initially concerned about the one neagtive comment posted here.
A Great Find
This is a great little hotel which really does value attention to detail and customer service. The location is fantastic being in the lively Latin quarter and allowing access to many of the local attractions. The front desk was only too happy to help and gave fantastic advice on restaurants and bars. I have stayed in Paris on many occassions and this is definitely one of the best for the price and if you are looking to stay in a smaller more intimate hotel. Top marks.
Very special little hotel
This hotel was a great find. The front desk staff was fabulous and bent over backwards to help us. It was in a fabulous location near the Sorbonne and walking distance to Lux. Gardens and Latin Quarter shops and restaurants. Boulanger across the street was delicious for breakfasts, pastries, coffee, quiches. High marks on all counts.
My wife and I decided to stay here to celebrate our Silver Wedding anniversary - largely as a result of the great reviews it received on sites such as this.
I followed tripadisor's recommendation for Villa Pantheon. Although rooms were small, I can't complain of anytihng else. The rooms were very clean, with hardwood floors, and had a large bed. I loved the location: safe, approx. 4 blocks Notre-Dame, St. Chapelle, and other great locations. Excellent restaurants nearby. Courteous and efficient staff, willing to help anytime, and all spoke english.
I would stay there again!
This is a little gem in the middle of a diamond mine. Beutiful location in the Latin Quarter only 1 block from the University of Paris, 2 blocks from the Sarbone, 3 blocks from the Pantheon, 4-5 blocks from Notre Dame, across the street from a wonderful bakery - who could ask for more! Staff was incredible and hotel decour was beutiful rich greens and red with an open courtyard in the middle. Rooms were VERY SMALL and beds were hard, but in Paris who cares. Bathroom was very nice with bath and shower. Air conditioning was tolerable which means great for Europe. It was very hot when we were there but the a/c kept us comfortable at night. I would definitely return again and again.
Highly recommend this hotel
We had a wonderful time at this hotel. The people at the front desk spoke English very well and were extremely helpful (the front desk handled talking to the airlines for us about our lost luggage). The hotel feels clean and new. It is in a great location, a couple blocks from the metro stop and walking distance to lots of sites (Cluny Museum, Notre Dame, Patheon, etc.). The room we stayed in was quite small, but the amenities were great.
We originally booked at a hotel on the same street, which was aweful (web booking). We found Villa Pantheon right down the street (Latin Quarter). When I got into the room I was so happy I could have cried!
This is a Fabulous Hotel!!!!
This was a fabulous hotel. From the moment we checked in, every detail was attended to. The hotel manager helped to arrange last minute tickets at the Moulin Rouge and gave us numerous tips on siteseeing in Paris. The breakfast is great with choices of breads, fruits, cereals, all tastfully done using their own china. The service was great, location wonderful (within walking distance to many sites-Notre Dame and also a metro stop).I would definitely highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Staying in the Latin Quarter is great and close to all the many sites.
After a great deal of internet searching, we picked the Villa Pantheon as our base for a 5-day stay in Paris for a combination of amenity/location factors. We really wanted to be on the Left Bank, and the Villa Pantheon offered 4-star amenities (important to us, spoiled Americans who like at least space to turn around in a room plus a well-equipped bathroom).We flew into Charles de Gaulle airport, took the train (about 7.50 Euros apiece) from the airport to the Mualite metro station, and walked with rolling suitcases the 3-4 blocks to the hotel on Rue des Ecoles. Very easy.The Villa Pantheon is a small but pretty hotel, with nice little internal patio/garden area. The room was clean, did offer a bit more space than typical European rooms but was not large by American standards, and the decor was striking with bold colors and patterns. If you look at a web photo of one of the rooms, you might be a bit put-off by the startling decor (at least I was) but it really does come off attractively when you're in the room. The bathroom was stylish, very clean, and modernly functional, with nice plush terry towels. The hotel staff was helpful, polite, and the front desk staff spoke passable English which was a help since we speak minimally-passable French.The hotel location was near-perfect for us -- just a couple blocks walk from sites such as Notre Dame, the Pantheon, the beautiful Jardins du Luxenburg, and no more than a 15 minute walk I'd say from the Louvre. The hotel is in a great Left Bank neighorhood, on the fringe of the Sorbonne and college region and also only about 3-4 blocks from the Seine, and the walking was fun, felt safe, and was entertaining with people-watching. One day, we did a LONG walk from the hotel past the Louvre, to the Arc de Triomphe, on to the Eiffel Tower, and back to the hotel -- it was a long day, but fun. If you need to wander farther afield, the Metro is only about 3 short blocks.We didn't eat at the hotel at all, prefering to visit the many close-by cafes and restaurants. T walking distance, both French and ethnic. We would particularly recommend a cafe called Les Fontaines near the Pantheon (sorry, I'm blanking on the street name but it is the street leading to the front of the Pantheon). We liked it so much we ate there twice -- fabulous food, great service, and views of the very near Pantheon in one direction and the Eiffel Tower in the other.We had a great visit in Paris, and it was definitely helped by being as comfortable and well-situated as we were at the Villa Pantheon. We're already planning a -- hopefully soon -- return trip!